Manchester, New Hampshire: Sendaishi Pet Resort

Sendaishi Pet Resort

Carmen Madrid, Bronte, Chaucer and Sendaishi Owner Joyce Matott
Carmen Madrid, Bronte, Chaucer and Sendaishi owner (and top breeder of Champion Alaskan Malamutes) Joyce Matott

355 Straw Road
Manchester, New Hampshire
Telephone: (603) 622-9684

After two less than ideal stays at another Manchester-area kennel, I was thrilled to find the Sendaishi Pet Resort. In addition to what are now standard activity features at many doggy hotels – multiple play yards, swimming sessions with kennel supervisors – Sendaishi offers its furry guests the choice of two hiking trails around their 60-acre property. I’ve enjoyed the leisurely half-mile walk around the pond several times, leaving the mile-long hike up into the rustic hills to the younger pups. For those guests suffering occasional aches and pains – or recovering from a surgery or injury – Sendaishi recently opened a canine rehabilitation and fitness center, featuring everything from an underwater treadmill to therapeutic ultrasound. Veterinarian-prescribed medications are also dispensed free of charge – a welcome detail given that most kennels I’ve stayed at charge at least $1.00 for this service. (On my most-recent kennel stay of about a week, I ran up $30.00 in “medication administration” fees!) (May 2008)

Sendaishi Pet Resort Manchester, New_Hampshire
Photos courtesy of Sendaishi Pet Resort